A great prophet

lion-218919_640 Luke 7:16: Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” (ESV)

To the people Jesus was a great Prophet by reason of the numerous miracles he did. But there was more to Jesus than the miracles, there was more to him than people knew and proclaimed.

He asked his disciples: what do men say that I the son of man am? There were different answers, ranging from John the Baptist, different prophets, Elijah (Matthew 16:13-17). They could only see him from the gridlock of their learnings, the past but not the future, they seek to fit him into the grid of their experience, but he was more than that.

It was Peter who eventually said of Jesus: You are the Christ the son of the living God. Jesus was ecstatic when he heard that, and he declared that can only be by revelation. The true knowledge of Jesus is by revelation. There is more to Jesus than what we know.

When we look to the pages of the bible, we realize that there is a Jesus who is the coming King, the one who will rule for 1000 years on this earth (Revelation 20:1-6). There is more to Jesus than meets the eye; than we can grasp with our finite mind.


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